Crime

Manatee gas station robbed for second time in three nights

MANATEE — A CITGO gas station was robbed Thursday for the second time in three nights, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

In the latest incident, a man walked into the station at 575 66th St. Court E. about 10:24 p.m. He "implied he had a weapon" and demanded money, a news release states.

The clerk gave the suspect money, and the assailant then fled.

As of early this morning, no arrest had been made.

In a robbery Tuesday evening, a man entered the station and demanded money, fleeing with an unknown amount of cash, according to the sheriff's office.

No arrest has been reported in that case.

Anyone with information about these robberies can call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).

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